Low Intensity Alternatives for Strength and Hypertrophy Jacob Wilson, PhD, CSCS,*D, presents at the NSCA's 2013 National Conference on the controversial topic of blood flow restriction training and its effects on strength and hypertrophy. Optimal Conditioning for Multiple Sports Mark Kovacs, PhD, CSCS,*D, spoke during the NSCA's 2013 Coaches Conference about the importance of balancing conditioning with strength training, and the need to approach program design in such a way that all your athletes get what they need, no matter their fitness level or sport. Emergency Preparedness in Personal Training: Are You Ready? Unfortunately, emergencies can happen during fitness training sessions. Sally Paulson, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D, spoke during the NSCA's 2013 Personal Trainer Conference on being prepared for emergencies as a health fitness professional.
    Occupational Load Carriage - Formal and Informal Conditioning Rob Orr, PhD, ADFPTI, BFET, MPhys, TSAC-F, spoke during the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference on the topic of tactical athletes and load carriage. Orr discusses how critical it is to perform the appropriate training - formal and informal - to prevent load injury. Dr. Brian Gearity presents, "Coach Development" Dr. Brian Gearity, PhD, CSCS, RSCC, speaks at the 2014 Coaches Conference on coach development. Intermittent Fasting: Science or Fiction In this video from the NSCA's 2013 National Conference, John Berardi, PhD, CSCS, presents on the hot topic of intermittent fasting. John discusses the science behind fasting, its effect on athletic performance, and external influences such as food marketing and hunger, all while sharing his own personal experiences and lessons learned.
    The 10-Hour Day Perry Castellano, CSCS, RSCC*D, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 Coaches Conference about the "10-hour day," providing reviews and excerpts from Vern Gambetta's article, "Strength by Design," originally published in Training & Conditioning. The Science of Gluteus Maximus Training In this video from the NSCA's 2013 Personal Trainers' Conference, Bret Contreras, MA, CSCS, talks about the science behind training the largest muscle in the body - the gluteus maximus. Obesity in Policing A Growing Concern Gaetan Girard, MSc, National Fitness & Lifestyle Program Manager for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, discusses the "elephant in the room" - growing obesity in our police force - during the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference.